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June 2017

Berklee Technology Innovation Lab

The Sing Song table and Flex sleeves

Thursday 18 12:00 - 1432411200 Sónar by Day
(P4 - Level 2 and 3)
Friday 19 12:00 - 1432411200 Sónar by Day
(P4 - Level 2 and 3)
Saturday 20 12:00 - 1432411200 Sónar by Day
(P4 - Level 2 and 3)

The Berklee College of Music was the first school in the United States dedicated to teaching jazz. Almost 70 years later, Berklee has broaden its spectrum to include any kind of genre and has become one of the world’s leading centres, and the world of music’s most important laboratory for learning.

With a focus on global learning, Berklee in Valencia, its new campus in Spain, is carrying out the university’s first postgraduate programs.

Berklee College of Music will be presenting two projects by its students on the master’s degree in Music Technology Innovation.

The Sing Song Table makes a simple Ping Pong table into a powerful synthesizer and sequencer. A unique range of contact and motion sensors pick up the players’ movements and the impulses of the ball and send them to a computer program, making the game into an original song. Players can choose presets of different styles or load their own samples to personalize the experience.

A MIDI controller allows a third player to control the path of the sensor and the audio parameters to mix the music as the game unfolds.

The Flex Sleeves literally put the potential of a recording studio in a singer’s hands and arms. With a movement of their arms, the singer can control and shape their voice live, while providing sounds, loops, and applying effects at the same time as visuals and lights. These sleeves react to muscle movement, so all you have to do is flex your muscles.